German regulator: Nord Stream incident does not affect gas supplies

BERLIN, Sep 27 – PRIME. The Federal Network Agency of Germany does not see the impact of the pressure drop in the Nord Stream gas pipeline on the reliability of gas supplies to Germany, the RIA Novosti regulator said.

The media called the possible cause of accidents on the Nord Stream pipelines

“We do not see any impact on the reliability of supplies. Since Russia stopped deliveries in early September, gas has not been flowing through Nord Stream 1. However, the level of gas in storage facilities continues to rise steadily,” said a representative of the department in response to a request for comment on the Nord Stream 1 incident.

The interlocutor of the agency clarified that at present the level of filling of German gas storage facilities is slightly more than 91%.

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On Monday, Nord Stream 2 AG reported that on one of the lines of Nord Stream 2 (it was filled with technical gas after construction), an emergency occurred in Danish waters near the island of Bornholm, accompanied by a sharp drop in pressure. The reasons are unknown, an investigation is underway, the company specified. Then, Nord Stream AG, the operator of Nord Stream, reported a decrease in pressure on both strings (it was stopped since the end of August, but was filled with gas). The reasons are also not known.

The Danish Maritime Authority on Monday issued a message about a gas leak near the island of Bornholm, which “may be dangerous for navigation.” The Danish Energy Agency said the leak occurred on one of two Nord Stream 2 lines in the Danish area southeast of Dueodde (located on the island of Bornholm).

The work of Nord Stream has been suspended since the end of August due to problems with the repair of Siemens turbines caused by Western sanctions. However, the pipeline remained filled with gas.

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